Amelia Island is a four-season destination in northeast Florida and offers a wide array of festivals and activities to enhance your stay at The Addison on Amelia Island.
Calendar of Amelia Island Events
Fernandina Beach Market Place Farmers Market, weekly on Saturday 9AM – 1PM. Conveniently located one block from the inn and a great way to walk off breakfast. http://fernandinabeachmarketplace.com
Artrageous Artwalk, monthly on 2nd Saturday, 4PM – 7PM. Galleries located within walking distance of the inn in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. http://islandart.org/artrageous-artwalk
The Sprouting Project Dinners monthly on Saturday at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort Cocktails at 6PM Dinner at 7PM
Enjoy an intimate southern-inspired farm-to-table dinner at The Sprouting Project. Guests will tour Amelia Island Plantation’s state-of-the-art aquaponic greenhouse, expansive organic garden and large collection of beehives before enjoying a plated dinner that incorporates items harvested directly from The Sprouting Project. This monthly event will showcase both the creativity and culture of our chefs in a lush, outdoor setting. https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/amelia-island-plantation/dining/monthly-dinners
January – April 2020 Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival https://www.ameliachambermusic.org/
February 13 – 15, 2020 Amelia Island Book Festival https://www.ameliaislandbookfestival.org/
Amelia Island Book Festival engages youth and adults in the joy of reading and writing with a series of public events featuring best-selling authors, independent publishers and authors, awards programs, and workshops.
February 21, 2020 5PM Sip and Shop Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach
Register at the Pocket Park on Centre Street and visit the businesses in the historic downtown district enjoying a glass of wine and shopping.
February 22, 2020 Chili Cook-Off 10AM – 3PM Centre Street between 3rd Street and Front Street
February 22,2020 9AM – 2PM Mardi Gras Festival Ferry Amelia River Cruises Fernandina Beach Marina
It’s Mardi Gras and Amelia River Cruises is making it easy to attend the festivities in St. Marys GA. They will run a special Cumberland Sound Ferry for the St. Marys Mardi Gras Festival. The boat will depart from Fernandina Beach at 9am and arrive in St. Marys just in time for the parade at 10am. Enjoy the food, arts & crafts and fun entertainment at the Festival for a few hours and then return with us at 1pm, arriving back in Fernandina Beach at 2pm.
March 5 – 8, 2020 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance https://www.ameliaconcours.org/
Now in its fourth decade, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. “The Amelia” draws over 300 rare vehicles from collections around the world to The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for a celebration of the automobile like no other. Since 1996, the show’s Foundation has donated over $2.5 million to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. and other deserving charities on Florida’s First Coast.
April 17 – 19, 2020 Amelia Island Wellness Festival https://www.ameliaisland.com/Blog/November-2019/An-Island-of-Wellness
This April, escape the fast pace of daily life and focus on yourself in a serene, oceanfront setting with 13 miles of uncrowded beaches. The Amelia Island Wellness Festival program features a weekend of experiences with wellness masters from the fields of yoga, mindfulness, dance, and fitness. A variety of entertainment and inspiring activities will stimulate your mind and senses, while the Festival culminates in a vision of how you can live in the moment with a sense of well-being.
April 30 – May 3, 2020 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival https://www.shrimpfestival.com/
Join us Thursday evening for happy hour on the front porch as we watch the 47th annual Shrimp Fest parade! Friday, enjoy music at the waterfront, the invasion of the pirates, and fireworks. Saturday and Sunday, walk to the food vendors, antique and vintage dealers, and artisans along Centre Street and 2nd through 7th streets, one block north and one block south of Centre Street. Also this year, the Nina and Pinta Tall Ships will be at the Fernandina Beach Marina April 24 – May 3, 2020 and open for tours.